- Rhino and V-Ray Training—February 27-28
- V-Ray Training—March 14
- Design Jewelry with Rhino—March 27-28
- Animation Using Rhino and V-Ray—April 4
Posted on 14 February 2020 | 11:49 am
- Evolutionary solver
- Topology optimization
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Posted on 11 February 2020 | 3:24 pm
Find more information and register!
By the way, if you missed the last CFD webinar with Rob Kaidy, VP of Engineering for SeaVee Boats, you can view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJtLiFX1rA. Rob shows how he implemented Orca3D Marine CFD at SeaVee Boats. He first benchmarked it on some of their existing boats, using it to validate their latest high-speed stepped hull offshore fishing boat, before committing to the tooling.
Posted on 7 February 2020 | 4:07 pm
Seminario sobre métodos computacionales y tecnologías de diseño en Arquitectura e Ingeniería
26, 27 y 28 de marzo de 2020
IE School of Architecture & Design - Madrid
Algomad is a series of workshops and talks about computational methods in architectural design.
Posted on 6 February 2020 | 2:53 am
Dušan Cvetković posted a new tutorial to help architects learn Rhinoceros.
This Grasshopper tutorial, a part of the Rhino for Architects Training Program, explores the ways to create a surface from two curves.
Learn the logic behind creating randomized curves so that our surface gets that wavy effect.
Posted on 5 February 2020 | 11:43 am
Rajaa Issa, the author of the new McNeel publication, Essential Algorithms and Data Structures for Computational Design, is presenting a live webinar with Performance Network.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Download the book and example files.
Posted on 4 February 2020 | 4:07 pm
Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) has used the Hard Rock Stadium model – which also splits into cross-sections – since November 2019 for table-top sessions ahead of the event on Sunday, February 2nd.
Created by students in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at FIU, the four-by-five feet (1.2-by-1.5 meters) mockup details bleachers, hallways, exits, rooms, and support beams in the 65,000-seat stadium.
It has allowed the force to become better acquainted with the structure, prepare safety procedures and plans where to deploy officers for the major American football event. The model will also be used by the police for future activities like music concerts.
Posted on 4 February 2020 | 10:24 am
|Blending dozens of edges with one watertight G2 NURBS surface.|
xNURBS announces the availability of ground-breaking NURBS software - xNURBS Rhino Plugin V3.
Except for surfacing quality improvements, V3 provides new capabilities, e.g., supporting command history and cloud-based licenses, etc. The following is a short answer to "why xNURBS".
Key Features of xNURBS :
- Unlimited capacities for solving NURBS: Its optimization algorithm can solve virtually any NURBS surface in a matter of milliseconds (regardless of how complex the constraints are.)
- High-quality surfaces: For a given set of constraints, xNURBS’ optimization algorithm uses an energy-minimization method to generate the smoothest NURBS surface among all possible solutions. The generated surface quality is outstanding.
- xNURBS is one super powerful NURBS tool that fixes virtually all surfacing issues for existing CAD software.
- Easy-to-use: It uses one simple UI for all kinds of NURBS modeling.
- Super robust: xNURBS is rock solid and works flawlessly.
- Native CAD surfaces: XNurbs generates native CAD surfaces, i.e., trimmed or untrimmed NURBS surfaces, which can be directly used for any CAD modeling operations.
Posted on 4 February 2020 | 12:22 am
Marcello Sgambelluri, the speaker, manages the implementation, the research and development, and the marketing of BIM, Revit, structural design software, and visual programming for John A. Martin & Associates.
His many responsibilities are:
- Creating 3D digital content beyond contract documentation that includes creating 3D real-time and pre-rendered animations, the use of real-time physics and the use of game engines.
- Training and educating designers, engineers, clients, and project team members on the latest BIM tools.
- Creating tools and add-ins to improve office BIM tools and office structural design tools, including Revit, Dynamo, Grasshopper, Rhino, Tekla, Stingray, SAP, ETABS, RAM, RISA, and much other software.
February 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Gensler, SFCD Institute
45 Fremont St, Ste 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
To register, go to:
Posted on 3 February 2020 | 3:44 pm
PlanBee is a plug-in intended to help compute and visualize the features of a floor plan at variable resolutions and in doing so to help the designer look at the programmatic organization of the floor plan from a different vantage point. Use the ‘Rendered’ view mode when using PlanBee to make the most of built-in analysis/display components. All analysis components support parallel computing.
Besides computing various metrics across different floor plan locations, PlanBee offers the implementation of a Kohonen Self-Organizing Feature Map algorithm (SOM) to ‘self-organize’ the specified programmatic blocks of the floor plan. To understand this, it helps to think of the floor plan as a field of voxels, each of which contains values for different computed metrics. Once the metrics are calculated, each voxel corresponds to a multi-dimensional vector. The SOM basically reconciles the multi-dimensional vectors of the field of voxels with the features one specifies should belong to a programmatic mix.
Posted on 3 February 2020 | 2:14 am
Two C# Scripting and Plugin Development workshops by Long Nguyen, March 9-10, March 11-13 at McNeel Europe in Barcelona
McNeel Europe and Long Nguyen—research associate at ICD Stuttgart—are presenting two C# Scripting and Plugin Development for Rhino and Grasshopper workshops, March 9-10, 11-13, 2020.
This 2-level course will help you take your skills with Rhino/Grasshopper to the next level by developing custom Grasshopper scripts and plugins using the C# programming language. As a popular modern programming language, C# is an accessible, high-performance, consistent language suitable for small to large project developments. Thanks to the official support of C# in Rhino/Grasshopper, we can extend the capabilities of Rhino and Grasshopper – from automating repetitive tasks, developing customized workflows, to implementing advanced design algorithms and tools, as well as building two-way interaction between Rhino/Grasshopper and other software applications (e.g., Revit).
C# Level 1 (2 days): Introduction course
- Essential C# programming concepts: variables, data types, conditional statements, loops, function
- Object-oriented programming
- The C# Script component in Grasshopper
- RhinoCommon basics
- Creating Grasshopper plugins using Visual Studio
- Custom graphics display (custom colors, materials, styles, etc...)
C# Level 2 (3 days): Intermediate/Advanced CourseThe intermediate/advanced course builds on the basic-level workshop and will focus on advanced aspects of C# programming, RhinoCommon API, Grasshopper API. You will also gain better understandings about the complexity of algorithms (i.e. why they run slow/fast) and clear optimization techniques.
- More in-depth topics about Rhino geometries (Curves, Surfaces, Meshes)
- Editing strings, exporting and importing text files.
- DataTree and Grasshopper data types
- Programmatically interacting with Rhino modeling environment from Grasshopper (e.g., Rhino objects, lights, layers) such as “baking” geometry
- C# Delegates
- Computational complexity: understanding code performance and scalability
- Spatial Data Structure: using RhinoCommon R-Trees to accelerate 3D searches, proximity checking, collision detection
- If time allows, parallel computation with the .NET Task Parallel LibraryOptional topics (if time allows) e.g: recursion, using external libraries, or topics requested by participants
C# Level 2: EUR 795,- (+VAT); full-time students, university teachers, and remote participants get a 50% discount (proof of status required).
Special offer for both courses: EUR 1195,- (+VAT)
Please note your seat is only confirmed after payment has cleared.
Max. number of participants for each course: 10. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Max. number of remote participants for each course: 6.
Course language: English
Posted on 31 January 2020 | 7:42 am
- Option 1: General Workshop for Beginners - 16 hours. Starts March 7, 2020.
- Option 2: Intensive Workshop for Intermediates - 8 hours. Starts March 14, 2020.
Posted on 31 January 2020 | 7:41 am
She is offering the following Rhino or Grasshopper training sessions:
Introduction to Rhino 3D Modeling, 3 Days
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
15 W. 39th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018
Grasshopper - Introduction to Generative Jewelry Design - "Live" Online
In this class, students can learn jewelry design from anywhere in the world.
Saturday and Sunday
9 AM-4:30 PM (EST)
Introduction to Rhino 3D Modeling - "Live" Online
March 18 to May 6
12:30 PM-3:30 PM (EST)
Eight Classes Total
More details and additional training sessions available here.
Questions? Please email Akiyo Matsuoka.
Posted on 30 January 2020 | 10:32 pm
Digital Data provides a basis for rethinking the structural engineering design process and with the addition of increased computing power, this combination is beneficial to a computational data-driven process helping engineers work more efficiently with closer data-driven collaboration.
The Institute of Structural Engineers is hosting a Trimble industry workshop. The workshop will focus on the Grasshopper-Tekla live link which enables algorithmic modeling for Tekla Structures using Rhino/Grasshopper. The link is a set of Grasshopper components that can create and interact with objects live in Tekla Structures. We will also look at how a Tekla Structural Designer model can be driven parametrically using Grasshopper.
The day will be divided into a series of presentations and demonstrations during the morning. During the afternoon, there will be interactive demo workshops providing an opportunity to delve deeper into the software with Trimble's experts.
Posted on 30 January 2020 | 6:57 am
Posted on 30 January 2020 | 1:46 am
DesignMorphine has organized a series of webinars in March 2020:
"Welcome to our webinar series, Morphine Streams V2.0! See below the webinar topics we have curated for this Morphine Streams version. Each webinar will be 4 hours long of pre-recorded video with a 30 minute live stream Q&A which will also be recorded and uploaded.
- March 8: Formfinding Optimized Shells
- March 14: Dynamic Parametric Pavilions
- March 15: Morphing Polygonal Geometries
- March 21: Procedural Architectural Landscapes
- March 22: Advanced Plug-In Creation
- March 28: Fluid Skin Interoperability
- March 29: Twisted Box Jewelry
Posted on 29 January 2020 | 8:27 am
Join ARCHICAD + Grasshopper_Barcelona and learn how to get the maximum potential in the bridge between BIM and parametric design.
During an intense week, you will learn about the power of Rhino + Grasshopper + ARCHICAD, with professional and useful examples for your working days.
You will get advanced library files, a personal web, knowledge, and skills to start using this incredible methodology.
Also, during the week you will have lectures from different experts sharing their computational working experience.
Posted on 29 January 2020 | 3:18 am
HouGh is a set of Grasshopper tools designed to provide interoperability interface between Houdini and Grasshopper by reading and writing Houdini geometry JSON file format.
HouGh brings the best of two worlds together. Houdini’s polygon mesh modeling, volumes, simulations ..., Grasshopper’s/Rhino openNURBS engine, amazing resources, and community. Apart from the fact that the two software are low level, fully parametric, and procedural modeling tools with endless possibilities.
HouGh is written in Iron Python and fully open source. Everyone is welcome to take part in further enhancement.
Posted on 28 January 2020 | 4:02 am
The Pufferfish is one of few animals which is capable of changing its shape.
This plug-in is a set of 305 components which focuses on Tweens, Blends, Morphs, Averages, Transformations, & Interpolations—essentially Shape Changing.
Posted on 28 January 2020 | 12:54 am
|Anatomically correct human knee segmented from CT|
Applications include implant design, pre-operative planning, virtual surgery, biomedical engineering, medical training, and education.
For more information, visit Rhino3DMedical.
Posted on 22 January 2020 | 1:07 pm
Join the FlyingArchitecture Emotion workshop series focused on storytelling through emotion-imagery creation in Rhinoceros, V-Ray, and Photoshop.
Posted on 22 January 2020 | 9:48 am
Connecter is a free and visual assets management system for 3D artists.
Posted on 22 January 2020 | 8:48 am
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Where: HOK's Los Angeles office in Culver City
Optional: Follow-up full-day of training the following Friday, February 21, 2020
The Solemma Symposium is a full-day event and will include a series of presentations and discussions focused on how daylighting and thermal simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflow. During the Solemma Symposium, the new software ClimateStudio will debut for the first time! ClimateStudio is their new flagship software to enhance the user experience for daylighting and early design phase energy modeling by simplifying simulation setup, greatly increasing simulation speed, enhancing graphical data output, and automating simulation reporting for demonstrating compliance with LEED and other standards.
Register for the Solemma Symposium:
$395 Symposium and Dinner
$790 Symposium and Dinner plus full-day of training which will cover the use of the new ClimateStudio and ALFA lighting design, thermal analysis, and circadian lighting design software packages.
Questions? Contact the Solemma development team.
Posted on 21 January 2020 | 11:19 pm
Posted on 21 January 2020 | 10:01 am
Imagine Computation, a German-based consultant for digital AEC processes, was asked to deliver a native Revit BIM model of a façade of an office building. To use the flexibility of Rhino and in-house developed Rhino plug-ins, they created a new tool-set to transfer 3D objects, attributes, and other specifications such as materials and transformations to Revit without having to break the hierarchy of Revit elements.
To speed up the creation of 3D façade elements, they first developed a tool to link all elements as external blocks, including material information and other attributes. Next, they exported the same block definitions as single files and re-imported them into Revit as families to set the given attributes and materials. In the final step, they inserted all Revit families at the corresponding position in 3D space to digitally assemble the façade.
The tools were mainly developed as C# Rhino plug-ins and as C#- Grasshopper components as part of Rhino.Inside within Revit.
Posted on 17 January 2020 | 2:49 am